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L. L. Dixon

     L. L. Dixon was born in Mississippi, in 1853, one of a distinguished family of seven children. In 1870 they all moved to California and settled in the town of Madera, Fresno County. For a time our subject was a student at the University of California at Berkeley, not, however, finishing the course which he originally selected, that of mining and engineering. Returning to Madera, be remained there for a while. Then he took tip some land near Bakersfield and turned his attention to ranching, but this did not prove congenial to his taste and he sought other occupations. He soon secured a position in the State Engineer's
Department, where he had important duties to perform. His services in this field of labor were very satisfactory.

     In 1882 Mr. Dixon came to Fresno. During that year and the one following he was Deputy County Clerk, and at the same time filled the position of Deputy County Recorder. At various times since then he has been accountant for different corporations and individuals, being particularly successful in this office work. He was the bookkeeper for Thomas E. Hughes in his real-estate business until January, 1889, when he assumed the office work in the Hughes Hotel, resigning October 15, 1890, when he opened a real-estate office of his own. In connection with his real-estate transactions he also does an insurance business, in both of which he has been quite successful.

     Mr. Dixon was married, in 1889, to Miss Mead, a native of New York. They have one child.

-----, A Memorial and Biographical History of the Counties of Fresno, Tulare and Kern, California, (Chicagp: Lewis, 1892), pages 316-7.

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